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Aboriginal deaths in custody

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Sam Watson
18 Turnmill Street

Total Signatures - 127

Sponsoring Member: Jason O'Brien MP

Posting Date: 14/04/2010

Tabled Date: 14/04/2010

Responded By: Hon Neil Roberts MP on 19/05/2010

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
The petition of citizens of Queensland draws to the attention of the House the rise in Aboriginal deaths in custody since 1991.Your petitioners therefore request the House to convene an urgent and wide ranging Royal Commission into the arrest rates of Aboriginal people, the imprisonment rates of Aboriginal people and the deaths in custody of Aboriginal people.